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Juanita Arlene (McConnell) & Curtis Cecil Newton
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Lone Wolf Cemetery
Lone Wolf, Kiowa County, Oklahoma


Obit for Curtis posted by Jo Aguirre
Apr 9, 1937 - Jan 23, 2013

 Whinery Funeral Home

Curtis Cecil Newton was born April 9, 1937 in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma to Edna Viola and Floyd Elting Newton. He passed away January 23, 2013 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 75 years 9 months and 14 days.

Curtis grew up in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma where he graduated from high school.

He was married to Juanita Arlene McConnell on May 26, 1956 in Sayre, Oklahoma. They lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before entering the ministry.

In 1964 Curtis began as pastor at Waynoka, Oklahoma before moving to Ryan, Oklahoma in 1966. In 1972 they moved to Lawton where he pastored the Sullivan Village Assembly of God Church. In 1974 they moved to Elk City and ministered to the First Assembly of God Church before moving to Denver City, Texas. They later moved to Miami, Oklahoma to the North Miami Assembly of God Church. Later in 1981 they moved to Faith Assembly of God in Lubbock, Texas until 1987 when they moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico. They returned to Lawton and he ministered at the Trinity Assembly of God where they remained for the next 16 years. They then moved back to Elk City and were founders of the Gateway Church.

Arlene passed away in 2008. He was married to Loretta Darlene Schaeffer at Idabel, Oklahoma on October 5, 2009.

He remained pastor of the Gateway Church until his time of home going.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, 1 brother, Dane Newton and 1 sister, Artie Lemmon.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of the home; 3 children, Ronnie Newton and wife, Cindy, Elk City, OK, Carol Trinkle and husband, Eugene, Elk City, OK, Greg Newton and wife, Lisa, Elk City, OK; 1 sister, Vada Everhart and husband, A. J., Lone Wolf, OK; 3 brothers, Grant Newton and wife, June, Frederick, OK, Dale Newton and wife, Glenda, Hobart, OK, Calvin Newton and wife, Linda, Borger, TX; 7 grandchildren, DaLisa Pierce, DeAndrea "Dandy" Peeler, Chad Trinkle, DaRena Gillett, Chance Trinkle, Brooklyn and Brittan Newton, 7 great grandchildren, AshLynn Pierce, Lauryn Pierce, Kailee Peeler, Maverick Trinkle, Khloe Peeler, Tatum Gillett, and Savvy Trinkle and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Home Going Celebration will be held Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm at Gateway Church officiated by Pastor Barry Tilley assisted by Rev. Craig Dacus and Elder Lindell Brown.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 12:30 to 5:00 pm.

The family will receive family and guests at Gateway Church on Sunday, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Burial will be at Lone Wolf Cemetery at 4:00 pm under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service.

A Curtis Newton Memorial Fund has been established at the Gateway Church to build a Family Life Center in his memory, POB 2486, Elk City, OK 73648 

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